The La Liga side are not willing to sell Kondogbia.
Manchester United and Real Madrid have received a blunt reply in their efforts to sign Geoffrey Kondogbia, with the Sevilla president issuing a hands-off warning.
Jose Maria del Nido has told any potential suitors that the midfielder is not for sale and the only way Kondogbia could leave is if the player’s release clause is activated.
“Kondogbia is not on the market and is not for sale this season,” del Nido was quoted in Marca.
“Whoever wants him must activate the clause of €20m plus VAT.”
The 20-year-old has attracted interest from some of the biggest names in European football after having impressed in the Frenchman’s debut season in Spain, following a £3.5m move from Ligue 1 side Lens in 2012.
Kondogbia played 37 matches for Sevilla in all competitions last term and then was instrumental in the France under-20’s World Cup triumph in Turkey earlier this summer.
The midfielder played every match in the country’s path to victory and also chipped in with two goals during the tournament.
Sevilla are currently suffering with financial problems and have already sold three key players to the Premier League, with Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Gary Medel all switching to England.
Manchester City spent over £35m on Spanish duo Navas and Negredo, whilst Cardiff City paid out a club record transfer fee of £11m for Gary Medel on Saturday.
Yet the La Liga outfit are clearly keen not to allow Kondogbia to leave as well, although with so much hype around the young Frenchman, either United or Madrid could be tempted to pay the release clause of the defensive midfielder.